As if the Boston Bruins’ 18-point lead in the Northeast Division race wasn’t discouraging enough, the Montreal Canadiens got terrible news today. They learned that center Robert Lang, their leading goal-scorer with 18, suffered a severed Achilles tendon Sunday against the Bruins and, although he underwent successful surgery for that injury today, he will be out for the rest of the season. The Habs Inside/Out blog has all the details.
Lang suffered the injury after he tried to skate away from the boards out of a battle with Bruins center Stephane Yelle.
MK: Here we go now. The heat on the Habs to pick up a big-time center is going to be at about 180 degrees Fahrenheit, and anyone less than Vinny Lecavalier probably won’t satisfy the masses. But until they make a move, Montreal’s really going to struggle to make up for Lang’s offense.